6138 Industrial Hygienist

Recruitment #TPV-6138-099542

Introduction

6138 - Industrial Hygienist

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission 

TPV-6138-099542

10/21/2019 - Amended posting to include desirable qualifications, those that previous applied need not reapply.

10/10/2019 - Amended filing deadline, those that previously applied do not need to reapply.

Appointment Type:  Temporary Provisional (TPV) - A provisional appointee must participate and be successful in a Civil Service Examination process for this classification and be selected through an open competitive process in order to be considered for a permanent appointment.  Provisional appointments may not exceed three (3) years.

Our Mission: To provide our customers with high quality, efficient, and reliable water, power, and wastewater services in a manner that values environmental and community interests and sustains the resources entrusted to our care.

Our Vision: We are an innovative utility leader, recognized for excellent results in service, safety, stewardship, and inclusiveness.

We are an award-winning and industry-leading utilities organization committed to our customers, community interests, and the environment. To learn more about our organization, please visit our website at www.sfwater.org.

We are proud of our infrastructure and programs, but most importantly, we value our highly qualified and dedicated workforce which ensures that this vision becomes a reality. As you explore career opportunities with us, download our career guide and learn about what you can expect during the hiring process.

Working Conditions: This position will require the employee to work with hazardous materials and will include physical work such as lifting, entering crawl spaces, and climbing into attics. Some positions may include oversight of asbestos/lead abatement activities. Employees appointed to these positions will be required to obtain any certifications or minimum qualifications currently required or that may be required by State or Federal law in the future as a condition of continued employment. Ability to wear all forms of respiratory protection; pass medical exams for work with asbestos and lead; and work around and with hazardous materials. Occasionally, rotating shift, night or weekend work may be required. During certain periods, the Industrial Hygienist may be on-call 24 hours a day to deal with emergency situations.

Position Description:

Under direction, the Industrial Hygienist performs technically difficult industrial hygiene work in connection with hazardous materials and other health and environmental hazards in the City and County of San Francisco; independently conducts routine industrial hygiene monitoring of chemical, biological, and physical agents; serves as a technical resource and advisor in the implementation of occupational safety and health regulations; may evaluate industrial hygiene data in relation to public health issues; develops and conducts occupational health and safety training programs; responds to and evaluates hazardous materials incidents; conducts ergonomic evaluations, and performs related duties as required.

Essential Duties:

  • Serves as a technical advisor to departmental management and other personnel in identifying, containing and regulating the use and storage of hazardous materials; develops and implements inspection inspection practices and procedures; investigates and evaluates health and safety hazards and coordinates remedial action with representatives from various City and County departments, other agencies, businesses and the public;
  • Conducts surveys of potentially hazardous workplace operations, including monitoring for physical, biological, and chemical agents, evaluating results, recommending corrective actions and preparing reports;
  • Anticipates, identifies, evaluates, and controls occupational safety and health hazards for personnel that work in or around a variety of locations including industrial and publicly accessible facilities and roadways;
  • Develops, modifies, and/or maintains health and safety programs for City and County of San Francisco personnel; develops policies and procedures for responding to hazardous materials incidents and implementation of environmental health and safety laws, codes and regulations;
  • Develops and conducts health and safety training, and conducts programs concerning the proper use, storage and disposal of hazardous materials and the regulation of hazardous materials according to laws and regulations;
  • Provides regulatory support with respect to interpreting, interfacing, and responding to agencies that enforce local, state or federal regulations;
  • Assists in administrative tasks related to implementation of ordinances, codes and other regulations; maintains technical reference materials and records; compiles data and prepares reports;
  • Maintains Respiratory Protection Program, including recommending appropriate respiratory protection, fit-testing, and coordinating medical examinations and maintaining records;
  • Conducts and participates in meetings with professional and business groups concerning industrial hygiene and hazardous materials matters;
  • Overnight travel may occasionally be required;  
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Strong and effective written skills;
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills;
  • Strong presentation and training skills. 

Equal Employment Opportunity: The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.

Minimum Qualifications

If you are interested in a job like this, we are looking for people that have the following:

1. Education: Possession of a Master’s degree in Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Safety and Health, Environmental Health/Management, or an equivalent degree in a closely related field from an accredited college or university. All degrees must have major coursework in Industrial Hygiene. AND

2. Experience: Two (2) years of professional industrial experience equivalent to the level of City and County of San Francisco classes 6137 Assistant Industrial Hygienist or 6138 Industrial Hygienist, which must have included professional industrial hygiene activities including either hazardous materials management or identification, evaluation, and control of occupational health hazards, such as noise, radiation, asbestos, various chemicals, etc. AND

3. License: Possession of a valid California driver’s license.

Substitution:

Certification by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene as a Certified Industrial Hygienist in the comprehensive practice of Industrial Hygiene may substitute for the required education and experience.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted. All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included in the “Education” and “Training and Employment Record” sections of the City and County of San Francisco online application by the filing deadline. A resume does NOT substitute for this section of the City application and will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Verification:

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process.

Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at http://sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=456.

Verification of required work experience typically must be on the employer’s letterhead, and must include the applicant’s name, job title, description of job duties, dates of employment, hours per week, and signature of the employer, supervisor, or appropriate representative.

Employees of the City and County of San Francisco may submit performance evaluations showing duties performed to verify qualifying City experience. City employees will receive credit for the duties of the class to which appointed. Credit for experience obtained outside of the employee's class will be allowed only if recorded in accordance with the provisions of Civil Service Commission Rules. CCSF employees will not receive credit for experience obtained outside of their classification unless recorded in accordance with the provisions of the Civil Service Rule 110.9.1/111A.11.2. 

Experience claimed in self-employment will only be accepted if supported by documents verifying income, earnings, business license and experience comparable to minimum qualifications above. Copies of income tax papers or other documents listing occupation and total earnings must be submitted.

Verification of required valid licensure/certification typically must be a photocopy of the license/certificate including the name of the issuing agency as well as the name of the license/certificate holder, license/certificate number, and expiration date.

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

  • Select the desired job announcement
  • Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
  • Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
  • Follow instructions on the screen

Need help completing the application?

Computers are available for the public from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.

We communicate by email.

You may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is your responsibility to ensure that your registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date. Also, you must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on your computer by a spam filter. To prevent blocking, you should set up your email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses: @sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org, @famsf.org, @ccsf.edu. You will receive a confirmation email that your online application has been received in response to every announcement for which you apply. You should retain the confirmation email for your records. Failure to receive the email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

Word of advice:

All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline. Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

Have questions about the application process?

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Linda Muir, by telephone at 415-554-1659, or by email at LMuir@sfwater.org.

Selection Procedures

Minimum Qualifications Questionnaire (MQSQ - Qualifying)

Applicants will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire as part of the online application process. All applicants must complete the Supplemental Questionnaire and it must be submitted with the application by the final filing deadline. The information provided on the Supplemental Questionnaire must be consistent with the information on the application and is subject to verification. Applicant responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to assist in determining if applicants meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

Only those candidates who most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited to continue in the selection process. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed to advance through all of the steps in the selection process.

Conviction History

If you receive a conditional offer of employment, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you given a conditional offer of employment. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • Candidates for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
  • Candidates for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you receive a conditional offer of employment, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Conclusion

Reasonable Accommodation Request: Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#applicantswithdisabilities

Medical Examination: Some departments may require candidates to pass a medical examination to determine their ability to perform the essential functions of the job and/or the ability to meet the physical minimum qualifications prior to appointment.

Veteran’s Preference: Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found at: https://sfdhr.org/veterans-preference

General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20

Copies of Application Documents: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#copies

Right to Work: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#identification. All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.

10/21/2019-Amended to include DQs

10/10/2019-Amended filing deadline to continuous

Issued: October 3, 2019
Micki Callahan, Human Resources Director 
Department of Human Resources 
Recruitment ID: TPV-6138-099542 (#01077778)
PUC/LM(415) 554-1659

Benefits

All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

For more information about benefits, please click here.

 


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